As I get older I notice I definitely am more tired than I used to be. In 2021 I finally gave up and admitted to myself that I needed a daily mid-afternoon nap.
So, it’s been a source of sadness as I’ve gotten older that I don’t do fun stuff with my kids as often as I felt like I did when the older kids were younger. Months ago – like mid September I thought to myself “I’m going to make Fridays the fun day, where I do something fun with the kids that still want to hang out with me (Roo, Nate, and occasionally Everett) – well, life is still so busy with the things I “HAVE” to get done, that I haven’t made it to a fun Friday yet.
But this past weekend – on Saturday – I told the kids I would for sure take them to the pool. And I did. And I played tag with them for what felt like forever, but was only 26 minutes according to the clock. Then I retired to sitting on the edge of the pool while they finished playing & swimming for another hour or so.
I AM FUN MOM! I WILL BE FUN MOM! I CAN DO FUN MOM! -repeated incessantly until I believe it. 😉